In his vainglorious march to conquest, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to bomb Ukraine back to the Stone Age. He is deliberately and criminally targeting civilians with vacuum, cluster and phosphorus munitions to break
Ukrainian morale in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. Chemical and biological weapons may be next. They are weapons of mass destruction.

Putin’s war of liberation is turning into a war of obliteration. It must be stopped to save lives, maintain Ukraine’s sovereignty, uphold democracy, and prevent eastern Europe and the Baltic States from disappearing behind another iron curtain.

This is a moral and geopolitical imperative. And the West has the means to do it. NATO must declare and enforce a humanitarian no-fly zone over western Ukraine; ramp up the supply of arms to the embattled Ukrainian forces; embargo all Russian oil and gas; and prevent any further movement of goods into Russia across the Belarus border.

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